Τετάρτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2013


το ποίημα μου ω νεότης !!!!!!!!!από την  Bea Garth


THANKS 

Dear Readers, writers, artists,

I am announcing the early Spring 2013 edition of Eos: The Creative Context at 
http://eosthecreativecontext.com/.

In it we have a lively group of poems and visual art, as well as a literary review and the Thursday, March 28th literary event "Exploring the Beat Spirit" at the Camden Community Center (hey that is later today--although I have announced it previously--you can read more about it in the promo on Eos as well as note it being mentioned in the Review of Howard Pugh).

So do feel free to peruse the following and enjoy it forthwith.

Also note next time around I will have more social and political commentary and a recipe or two as well as more excellent poems and visual art. But enough is enough this time around.

No doubt I was not the only one to have a difficult beginning of the year (which made delivery of this issue more difficult--but hopefully more well examined and "cooked" so to speak!).

The next few months are considered by astrologers to be the beginning of a two year time of excitement and more turmoil, due to Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries tightening up. It will likely affect our economic, political and geological/environmental stability (or lack of it). Its likely things will rattle and roll one way or another in many unexpected ways for a good period of time! (Perhaps all to the overall good despite our likely discomfort, IMHO! since many needed changes are overdue).

However this rare astrological square exhibits itself on a large scale (the last time being 1933!), the planetary energies should boost our creativity if we give them half a chance. Things are afoot IMHO. I believe its best to be part of making changes in one's life. Whatever I can do to positively effect politics, the inner spirit and culture is my plan--even if that boils down to doing the hard nasty inner work of being more expressive as a writer, artist and editor. What might be your plan?

Be looking for some feisty next issues of Eos is all I can say! While enjoy what I have served up for you this time as the Goddess begins to unfold her loveliness from our collective and individual expression (Love and our Inner and Outer Nature thus being often expressed this early Spring):
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So here's the line up for the Early Spring 2013 issue:

"A Paen to Nature: Review of Howard Pugh's Poetry" by Bea Garth
accompanied by Bea Garth's photo "Blue and Lavender Chorus."

Two wonderful poems by Howard Pugh from his Pastoral Sketches series: "Youth" and "Age"
accompanied by Lynn Rogers' lovely watercolor "Boats to Gogh (brightened)."

A topsy turvy poem by Chris Arcus called "Giddy" about modern life,
accompanied by Erik Kaye's delightful ink brush on paper: "Brushstrokes, Duotonee"

"The Room," by Bea Garth -- a poem about love and loving, combining Spirit with exuberance,
with Bea's pen and ink she calls "Lovers"

"Oh!!! Youth" is a lovely poem by the Greek poet Eftichia Kapadeli on what it means to be young
which is accompanied by a sensitive yet energetic painting of a "Black and White Ballerina" by Al Preciado

The poem "Chinle" by newcomer Melissa Beasely describes part of the dilemma we often have being in love
which is accompanied by the watercolor painting "Self Portrait Off an Old Photograph" by Erik Kaye

"Exploring the Beat Spirit" is a write up about the March 29th literary event at the Camden Community Center in San Jose, CA featuring the poet Howard Pugh and Al Hinkle, the "Last Man Standing" of the Kerouac's "On the Road" group.

"Untamed," by Chris Arcus is an ironic poem again on love, this time not cherished
accompanied by a praying Mantis-like abstracted painting by Tim Cottengim

"Four on the Run" and "Madison" are two lovely expressive acrylic paintings of horses and a horse rider by Elizabeth Parashis.

"At the River" is a mixed media painting by Bea Garth.

And if you wish, scroll a little further down to see Howard Pugh's poems in the December 2012 issue of Eos. You won't be disappointed (also mentioned in the Review of his poetry above). Howard's poem "To the Apocalypse" will not disappoint.

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Again, enjoy!



Oh!!! Youth
by Eftichia Kapardeli
copyright 2013

The heart lives
oceans, floods
tear to pieces and loves
wild youth follows

In all hugs
the fiery wheel turns
Sweet, the scent of honey
The bloom defoliation
inseparable flowers

As a lily
a stiff stem
the germs of beauty bright
on a clear day
Oh my youth, smile

Ω!!!!!!!ΝΕΟΤΗΣ

Η καρδιά ζωντανή
ωκεανός, πλημμύρα
σπαράζει και αγαπά
τα άγρια νιάτα ακολουθεί

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Σε όλες τις αγκαλιές
τα πύρινα ρόδα χωρούν
στου μελιού την ευωδιά
ανθίζουν η φυλλορροούν
αξεχώριστα άνθη
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Ως ένα κρίνο
σε αλύγιστους βλαστούς
με την φύτρα της λαμπερής ομορφιάς
μιας καθάριας μέρας
Ω νιότη μου χαμογελάς